The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States school system is growing rapidly. Much of the responsibility for teaching ELLs lies with regular classroom teachers. However, little training is being provided to help them. From a sociocultural perspective and drawing on constructive-developmental theories of adult learning and development, this study explores the potential for transformative learning in a one semester online English as a Second Language for Educators course.... Topics: adult education, online learning, transformational learning, didactics, English language
With the rise of the importance of air transportation in the 21st centuries, the role of economics in airport planning and decision-making has become more important to the urban structure and land value around it. The relationship between the airport and land value in urban areas has attracted more attention from academic researchers. However, there has been little research on the factors that affect the prices of land relatively to the airport location.Using New Bangkok International Airport... Topics: Hedonic Pricing Model, Location of Economic Activities, Design and Planning, Bid-rent model,...
his paper maintains that the work of Heidegger on Heraclitus' fragments 50 on logos and 16 on aletheia, represent a viable alternative to the "Metaphysics" of Occident Thinking in the early 20th century, which has culminated in the mindset of the our technological age. It further explores an alternative aspiration for language and methodology that is able to serve as a viable alternative for the exploration of Heraclitus' texts, given their fragmentary format and obscure nature. The... Topics: Heraclitus, Interpretation, Language, Logos, Humanities
HASH values are the result of a cryptographic HASH function that can be used for security or file authentication. Due to the rise of file exchange on the internet this value has become even more important when working with digital evidence. In recent years freeware programs have become available online for both commercial and personal use to check for this value. However, there has not yet been a set way to verify these programs and to check that the results they are giving is in fact accurate.... Topics: freeware, HASH values, matlab, testing, validation
This research addresses the issue of geological dependence of deep foundation designs resistance factors for driven pile and drilled shaft designs in different locations. For the proof, two sets of databases were used: one from the NCHRP 507 report and another driven pile and drilled shaft database with static load tests and soil profiles from the different locations in Vietnam were used to evaluate resistance factor design for different axial pile capacity prediction methods. Eight different... Topics: geological engineering, geology, vietnam, deep foundation drill
This thesis explores the various factors that contribute to the high rates of sexual assault American Indian and Alaska Native women experience. Those factors include historical violence and racism; colonialism; and other geographic, economic, jurisdictional, legislative, and social issues. This thesis also explores what has been proposed and what has been done to address the violence, and what could further be done to prevent the violence. Topics: alaska native, american indian, rape, sexual assault, women
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) use biodegradable matter, such as wastewater and animal droppings to generate electrical energy. To harvest the energy from MFC, power electronic converters have recently been used because of their advantages, such as the ability to store the harvested energy and the ability to control MFC voltage. Although power electronic converters have advantages to be used to harvest the energy, the diode based energy harvesters suffer from the low efficiency because of the... Topics: electrical engineering, MOSFET, power electronic converters, microbes
This dissertation examines the levels of and relationships between technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and defined autonomy among Denver school leaders along with their combined effects on school growth gains over time. Thirty principals provided complete responses to an online survey that included existing scales for technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and autonomy and newly created measures for defined autonomy. Five different scenarios for measuring defined autonomy were used... Topics: district improvement, school autonomy, Educational Studies and Research, adaptive leadership,...
This research project studies a selection of Paraguayan short stories by Josefina Pla (Fuerteventura 1903 -Asuncion 1999). Through the exploration of certain motifs she associated to Paraguayan history; her characterization of female protagonists; and the insertion of animate and inanimate objects she uses to mask a denunciation of social, cultural, ethical, and gender issues of the Paraguayan microcosm, this thesis seeks to contribute a fresh critical perspective to the limited body of... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, spanish, espanol, literature, thesis
This thesis is about the optimal power flow in microgrid with using multi-objective function. The thesis puposed new algorithm for optimal power flow plus new desicion about the determination of droop characteristic at optimized point. Topics: microgrid, power flow, distributed generator, droop characteristic, P-f controller
This thesis addresses economic development in the context of endogenous corruption. We also ask whether economic growth exacerbates poverty or income inequality. The evidence to date is mixed. The thesis examines relationships among and between defined constraints on economic development by offering policy makers a unique method of measuring governance cor-ruption’s effects on education budgets and individual income. Governance corruption includes malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, or... Topics: governance, corruption, education expenditures, income inequality, net growth theory, shadow... Source: http://hdl.handle.net/10981/621
Transport phenomena in porous media are commonplace in our daily lives. Examples and applications include heat and moisture transport in soils, baking and drying of food stuffs, curing of cement, and evaporation of fuels in wild fires. Of particular interest to this study are heat and moisture transport in unsaturated soils. Historically, mathematical models for these processes are derived by coupling classical Darcy's, Fourier's, and Fick's laws with volume averaged conservation of mass and... Topics: Unsaturated Porous Media, Applied Mathematics, Chemical Potential, Enhanced Vapor Diffusion
A brief documentary about the Asco art collective, a former East Los Angeles Chicano artists' collective active between 1972 and 1987.Date of recording is unknown.VHShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asco_(art_collective) Topics: chicano, latino, hispanic american, los angeles, public art, art, street art
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber... Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
Increasing temperatures, varying rain events accompanied with flooding or droughts coupled with increasing water demands, and decreasing air quality are just some examples of stresses that urban systems face with the onset of climate change and rapid urbanization. Literature suggests that greenhouse gases are a leading cause of climate change and are of a result of anthropogenic activities such as infrastructure development. Infrastructure development is heavily dependent on the production of... Topics: High Volume Fly Ash Concrete, Pervious Concrete, Sustainable Concrete Technologies, Urban...
This is a descriptive study designed to examine theclassroom practices of first and second grade teachersand the espoused beliefs of primary teachers, principals,and teacher educators concerning developmentallyappropriate curriculum and instructional methods in theprimary grades. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd, education
Inadequate physical activity associated with acute car dependence is linked to increased risk of obesity and related chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression and cancer. More than half of U.S. adults do not meet the minimum recommended levels of physical activity. This research is a mixed methods quantitative/qualitative study of the impact of a public bicycle sharing system as a health intervention to induce active transportation behavior. The... Topics: active transportation, public bicycle sharing, sustainable transportation, physical activity, b...
The need to produce concrete mixtures with recycled materials is becoming more important than ever before. Not only does using recycled materials in concrete mixtures create landfill avoidance, but it decreases the depletion of virgin raw materials. The basis for this research was to investigate the effects of using recycled materials, in varying amounts, on the fresh and hardened concrete properties. This research includes the design of concrete mixtures composed of varying amounts of recycled... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, civil engineering, concrete, building construction,...
The main purpose for this thesis is to investigate and test the possibility that electoral realignment in the U.S. took place between 2004 through 2008. Evidence, based on some initial empirical indicators and scholarly analysis, will be presented, that the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections signaled a continuous movement of the political pendulum from a conservative/right position to a more liberaVleft one. This thesis will present information on the potential endurance and... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, us politics, barack obama, mitt romney
The following research explores public perceptions of white-collar crime. Participants were asked to complete a two-page survey, inquiring about their perceptions of. Six white-collar crime scenarios and six street crime scenarios. Surveys were distributed to jury participants after they had been dismi ssed from jury. Participants were asked to read the crime scenarios and then judge the offense and offender on: seriousness, appropriate punishment for the offender, greed, remorse, and stress.... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, criminology, criminal justice, thesis, bernie madoff
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has increasingly become recognized as a public health concern in the United States. Recent research finds that that roughly one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by an intimate partner, and the association between IPV and chronic physical and mental health conditions, acute injuries, and lost wages and productivity has been well documented. For decades, however, researchers have debated the... Topics: Health and Behavioral Sciences, Gender, Intimate Partner Violence
While play marks both the cultural and pre-cultural spheres of human existence, the environmental design disciplines have almost exclusively compartmentalized the notions of play and fun into categories of leisure and children's playgrounds. The rhetorics of environmental design, to date, have ignored, or at best marginalized, the possibility of play outside of recreational and commercial contexts. Still, we have abundant examples of playful architecture and fun places that stand outside of the... Topics: folly, fun, play, architecture
The critical load of a column, compression member or structure, calculated from a linear elastic analysis of an idealized perfect structure, does not necessary correspond with the load at which instability of a real structure occurs. This calculated critical load does not provide sufficient information to determine when failure, due to instability of the structure as a whole, will occur. To obtain this information it is necessary to consider the initial geometrical imperfections, eccentricities... Topics: critical load, pedestrian bridges, pony truss bridge, steel structures, direct analysis method
This study is one of five thematic dissertations, which focus on investigating the leadership practices of principals leading successful schools serving ELA learners. Schools selected for participation in this study had (a) an open enrollment policy, (b) at least 40% of total enrollment consisting of ELL students, (c) a total School Performance Framework (SPF) rating greater than 49% for elementary schools, and great than 45% for middle schools and high schools, (d) at least 50% of the students... Topics: English Language Learners, Leadership, Leadership Practices, Student Achievement, ducational...
Women diagnosed with breast cancer may find BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing useful in order to make decisions about breast cancer treatment options or in determining risk of future cancers. Through an ethnography of eight breast cancer survivors in the Denver Metro-Area this study reveals how access to BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing differs depending on the type of private insurance coverage patients have. The political ecology of health (PEH) theoretical framework is used to analyze how the private... Topics: brca 1/2, breast cancer, health insurance, genetic testing, digital storytelling
Women have not achieved equality in regards to political representation within theUS. This exclusion weakens the quality of the political debate and destabilizes the legitimacy of our democracy. However, inroads have been made in building a more representative democracy at both the state and federal level in the US. This study extends the literature regarding gender and representation, exploring the association between descriptive representation, legislative factors, civil society contexts and... Topics: auraria library, university of colorado denver, public affairs, phd, dissertation
Author pre-print.In 2010-2011, University of Colorado (CU) librarians implemented a multi-campus pilot study to measure the institutional value of library resources used by faculty in their research. The study incorporated quantitative methods including return on investment (ROI), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and citation analysis of journal articles published by faculty; and qualitative methodologies such as in-person interviews with faculty. The study resulted in a CU ROI model that can be... Topics: return on investment, roi, libraries, cost benefit, preprint
Over the past decade, rising greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) have put public transit in the forefront of sustainable transportation. To improve transit accessibility and attract riders, Park-n-Ride (PnR) facilities have been built on the periphery of cities. By providing convenient parking facilities, agencies encourage drivers to shift modes in their single occupancy vehicle (SOV) and complete their journey by transit.While PnRs are intended to facilitate more transit riders, the... Topics: Parking, Denver, Civil Engineering, Single occupancy vehicle
This qualitative study examined the interaction of families and school in a local community. Data were gathered through document analysis; semi-structured interviews with family members, community members, and school professionals; group interviews; street interviews; and observer field notes. A conceptual framework consisting of postcolonial theory, critical social theory, and thirdspace theory guided data analysis. This study documented the deep and pervasive nature of school's institutional... Topics: Postcolonial Theory, school policy, Educational Studies and Research, family involvement
Scientific computing relies on state of the art algorithms in software libraries and packages. Achieving high performance in today's computing landscape is a challenging task as modern computer architectures in High-Performance Computing (HPC) are increasingly incorporating multicore processors and special purpose hardware, such as graphics processing units (GPUs). The emergence of this heterogeneous environment necessitates the development of algorithms and software packages that can fully... Topics: eigenvalue, krylov, multicore, nonsymmetric, schur
More than 1,200 cities worldwide are embarking on low carbon goals. However, currently there are no protocols in place to consistently account for GHG emissions associated with cities. Thus, this thesis explores mathematical relationships, approximations, implementation challenges, and policy relevance for three city-scale GHG emission accounting methods: Purely Territorial, Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Supply-Chain Footprint (TBIF), and Consumption-Based Footprint (CBF). Mathematical... Topics: city-scale ghg emissions, GHG accounting, sustainability, GHG footprinting
Online reviews have become a popular method for consumers to express personal evaluation about products. Ecommerce firms have invested heavily into review systems because of the impact of product reviews on product sales and shopping behavior. However, the usage of product reviews is undermined by the increasing appearance of shill or fake reviews. As initial steps to deter and detect shill reviews, this study attempts to understand characteristics of shill reviews and influences of shill... Topics: Reputation manipulation, Review systems, Shill review, Perceived quality, Computer Science and...
This project utilizes a multi-sited approach to explore the specifics of anti-wolf sentiment and policy among rural residents in Idaho and Wyoming. To fully explore current anti-wolf attitudes, interviews, participant observation, and archival research were conducted in the summer of 2012. Wolf populations have declined outside of Yellowstone National Park since their removal from protection under the Endangered Species Act in Idaho and Wyoming in 2011 and 2012 respectively. This project... Topics: conservation, rancing, social memory, wolves, american west
During sheet metal forming, the surface finish changes as the sheet slides bends, and stretches against the tools. Specially engineered surface finishes have been developed by automakers to improve forming consistency and painting quality. This study assessed the evolution of surface parameters on aluminum sheet surface finishes during manufacturing processes. The scope of this work is experimental. Two surface finish conditions were studied, mill finish (MF) and electro discharge texture... Topics: university of colorado denver, master of science, auraria library, mechanical engineering,...
The Teuchitl�n tradition of West Mexico has often been overlooked within the greater context of Mesoamerica. Nevertheless, western Mexico contains a rich and vibrant cultural history that is ripe for expanded analysis. This paper broadens an understanding of the Teuchitl�n tradition by examining the role of obsidian distribution in the development of group social identity at the Late Formative Period site of Navajas, located in the Tequila Valley. Were specific familial groups using... Topics: archaeology, late formative, obsidian, west mexico, anthropology
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology could provide a low cost alternative to conventional aerated wastewater treatment, however there has been little comparison between MFC and aeration treatment using real wastewater substrate. This study attempts to directly compare the wastewater treatment efficiency and energy consumption and generation among three reactor systems, a traditional aeration process, a simple submerged MFC configuration, and a control reactor acting similar as natural lagoons.... Topics: Microbial Fuel Cell, sustainable, wastewater, Civil Engineering, bioenergy
This thesis examines a network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in a suburban community in Uganda, and it explores the relationship between interorganizational partnerships and institutional sustainability. Most of the subject NGOs are members of a formal, locally developed network, called the Nansana Civil Society Network. Through examining both the formal and informal network, we can begin to understand how service delivery occurs through local initiatives and how the shift... Topics: Uganda, Africa, Public Affairs
Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids was carried out using Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C) and Magnesium Oxide (MG70) catalysts and a Parr bench top micro reactor. The effect of feedstock saturation on the decarboxylation reaction was measured by varying the feedstock from stearic acid (fully saturated) to oleic acid (mono-unsaturated) to linoleic acid (poly-unsaturated). The prevalence of the decarboxylation reaction was measured by analyzing both the liquid products and the gaseous products. The... Topics: decarboxylation, hydrocarbons, renewable diesel, advanced biofuels, Civil Engineering
A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling... Topics: electrical engineering, mathematics, smart grid
Racial disparities have been, and continue to be, a major obstacle facing post-secondary educational institutions throughout the United States. In response to the call for institutional and external accountability by stakeholders interested in higher education, the aim of this dissertation is to provide an historical analysis of race and diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB). UCB was chosen as the focus for the current study because it is the flagship public university in the... Topics: Higher Education, History of Education, Racial Disparities, Diverse student access, Educational...
This study proposes an engagement model that supports use of course-based online social networks for engaging student, and hence, improving their educational outcomes. This research demonstrates that instructors who create course-based online social networks to communicate with students can increase the student engagement in these online social networks, and increase student perceived educational outcomes. The model is developed and tested in a higher education setting.The primary contribution... Topics: Engagement, Facebook, Self-Disclosure, Humor, Computer Science and Information Systems
This thesis is a compilation of research from two different yet related projects. The common thread in these projects is alarm calling and communication on black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies. I considered both intra-specific communication: how black-tailed prarie dogs communicate with each other, and inter-specific communication: how another species, the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), benefits from prairie dog communication. The first chapter consists of... Topics: alarm calling, burrowing owl, eavesdropping, prairie dog, animal behavior
The results from a full-scale faux solar panel installation research project for two panels placed near the edge of a building with a flat roof on the University of Colorado Denver campus are presented. The building and campus are located in downtown Denver, CO adjacent to a special wind region. A faux solar panel test frame was developed to measure the forces imposed on a full scale solar panel mounted on a flat roof. The measured wind direction, velocity, and corresponding barometric pressure... Topics: denver colorado, flat roof, force coefficient, solar power, wind tunnel
s a business composition professor or one of their students, you are most likely already engaged in intensive web and weblog writing lessons. I hope to add to what you're learning because the job market demands creative content providers who understand how to build and maintain an online community. Using rhetorical theory, composition philosophy, practical analysis and personal experience, I'll incorporate into this thesis an easier way to utilize the blog, and therefore a way to maximize... Topics: blogging, business writing, composition, corporate communication, digital marketing
The HPV vaccine was FDA approved in 2006 for women ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is 100% effective in preventing the infection of four HPV s that cause 90 percent of genital warts and 70 percent of cervical dysplasia. This thesis examines the knowledge of demographically diverse Latinas ages 19 to 26 regarding the HPV vaccine and their perceived access to the immunization. Unlike other studies which focus on the differences in knowledge and access to healthcare between Latinas and other demographic... Topics: auraria library, thesis, etd, human papillomavirus, chicanas, women, hispanics
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population. Theresearcher conducted interviews with students and teachers at... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, dissertation, phd
Body image disturbance is comprised of body dissatisfaction and body size distortion, both of which have been associated with negative health conditions and behaviors. Research has shown that heavier individuals typically express greater body dissatisfaction than thinner individuals. As obesity rates continue to rise, weight management programs that include behavioral components such as self-weighing are prevalent, though some researchers caution that weighing may increase body dissatisfaction... Topics: body image, obesity, weighing
Public service motivation theory argues that people in the public sector holddifferent values than their private sector counterparts. However, little is understood about how public science motivation may be affected o1•er time and as the result of organizational experiences. Similar~v. the validity of the public sen ·ice motivation scale using secondary data has large~v been unexamined. This research uses longitudinal data to track the effect of participation in the national service program... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, public affairs, dissertation
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting there are modifiable vascular and metabolic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Despite many plausible mechanisms by which obesity could contribute, its etiological contributions remains unclear. We therefore investigated 1) the evidence linking obesity to cognitive health, 2) whether obesity in early or mid-life is associated with cognitive change and the possible factors involved, and 3) whether dietary interventions that reduce weight... Topic: Health and Behavioral Sciences